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Dahiya district in Beirut Photo: AFP
Dahiya district in Beirut Photo: AFP

Jerusalem resident charged with spying for Hezbollah

Indictment suggests Asam Mashara met with Hezbollah officials in Lebanon, received instructions on how to transfer encrypted information

Aviel Magnezi
Published: 11.25.12, 16:38 / Israel News

Asam Mashara, 37, a resident of the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabel Mukaber, has been charged with contacting a foreign agent, passing information to an enemy agent and conspiring to transfer information to the enemy.


The indictment filed by the Jerusalem District Prosecutor's Office said Mashara prepared a gift for Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah, and last June travelled with his wife to Lebanon where he presented the terrorist group with information on several locations in Jerusalem.


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Mashara visited Beirut's Dahiya district and a local cemetery where Hezbollah leaders are buried,

including assassinated commander Imad Mughniyeh.


Mashara left his contact details with the cemetery guard, and was later contacted by Hezbollah.


He met with a person who indetified himself as a Hezbollah official, and was asked to name several locations in Jerusalem from aerial photos, including the Knesset, the Government compound, the Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital, Mount Herzl, the Hebrew University and other sites.


Mashara was also asked about the location of the prime minster and the defense minister's private residences.  


The indictment further suggests that Mashara met with "the manager" and "a computer technician" who showed him how to contact Hezbollah using emails and Facebook, once he returned to Israel.


He was taught how to use an encryption program and received an installation CD. In order to conceal the program, he was provided with an additional CD package containing kids computer games.


Mashara was paid $1,500 to purchase a laptop computer which he was meant to use in order to contact Hezbollah. 



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